3 cheap safeties the Rams could sign to replace Jordan Fuller

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DB Micah Hyde

If the front office insists on signing a new face to the secondary to infuse new defensive coverage schemes and experience, then a solid option would be veteran DB Micah Hyde. While this 33-year-old veteran has played 11 seasons in the NFL, he continues to start over younger peers and put up respectable numbers.

He played four seasons for the Green Bay Packers, and the last seven seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He has faced some of the NFL's most elite quarterbacks over that time, including facing QB Aaron Rodgers and QB Josh Allen in training camps and daily practices.

What I love most about Micah Hyde is that he creates turnovers. in 11 NFL seasons, he has picked off 24 interceptions and forced five fumbles. In two separate seasons, he had five interceptions. In 14 games in 2023, playing 797 defensive snaps, he had two interceptions while breaking up seven passes.

He earned All Pro honors as recently as 2021. But he suffered a neck injury in 2022 that limited him to just two games. In 2023, Hyde was limited once more to just 14 games, this time due to a nagging hamstring injury.

While I view Micah Hyde in a rotational role for the secondary, he brings tremendous experience as both a punt returner and kickoff returner. In short, Hyde is the type of player who is willing to and can contribute to the team in many ways. Because he is 33 years old and has two successive seasons tainted by injuries, Hyde is another bargain. I believe that the Rams could add him for one-year at less than $2.5 million.

Former Rams DB Jordan Fuller may have signed with the Carolina Panthers, but there are plenty of solid and inexpensive option remaining in the 2024 NFL Free Agency market. We've named three, but I'm willing to bet that other bargains exist as well.